Welcome to 
Vivero Anones' website! 

05/02/19  W e l c o m e   t o   V i v e r o  A n o n e s.    T r o p i c a l   f r u i t   t r e e s.     H e l i c o n i a s.     O r n a m e n t a l   g i n g e r s.      P a l m s.      O r c h i d s.      S e e d s.

Welcome to our website!

(Para información en español, por favor vea nuestra página: "En Español").

We're a tropical fruit and flower farm: we grow tropical fruits, nut and flowering trees, heliconias, musas, palms, and ornamental gingers. Many of the species in our collection were planted with the sole purpose of attracting wildlife, mostly birds and butterflies.

We're organic farmers, and our philosophy is based in love and respect towards all living creatures.

We're in the process of closing our facilities to the public, but you may still browse the list of tropical fruit trees that are still available, in our Tropical Fruits page. Photos of some of these fruits are in our Photo Gallery of Fruits. We don't ship trees; they must be picked up.

At our Heliconia page you'll find a list of still available heliconias, ornamental gingers, and other members of the Zingiberales, mostly as bare root rhizomes for a suggested fee to cover costs. Photos of some of these beautiful tropicals can be seen in our Photo Gallery of Heliconias and Gingers

We've provided a simple list of plants that attract butterflies on tropical gardens. It's divided into species that provide nectar for adult butterflies, and plants used as larval or caterpillar food. Most can be easily found in local nurseries.

Visits to the farm are still by appointment only. Please email or call us first to make arrangements. Our email address and phone number are listed at the end of this page.

We sincerely hope that after all these years, we've inspired you all enough to plant some trees!

We're on FACEBOOK! You may check our FB page "Vivero Anones", where we're constantly posting photos and information on tropical fruits, heliconias, ornamental gingers, and plants for butterfly gardens. Please find us and "like" us! Thanks!

Acknowledgements:  We'd like to express our deepest gratitude and sincere appreciation to some friends who have helped - one way or another - in the development and progress of the project we came to call Vivero Anones. Many are still here with us, some have departed, but all have a special place in our hearts: Marcial Rico Ballester, Felipe Osborne Shea, Jim West, Bonnie Kline, German Charrón, Bob & Martha Lankford, Carla Black, Mike Dahme, and many others we would dearly mention if we had more space. Special thanks to our 3 children and 7 grandchildren for their love, patience and understanding. 

Always best of growing,

Sherry B. and Carlos G.   


BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR SALE in San Sebastián (western Puerto Rico), next to famous "Salto de Collazo" waterfall! - updated May 2019


Famous "Salto de Collazo" in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico.

This property, which has been in our family for decades, has 2 old structures that need complete restoration. It's sold for land value only. Situated close to famous landmark waterfall "Salto de Collazo" (see photo above), a tourist destination in San Sebastián, it's perfect for a hotel or inn, campground, campsite, retreat facility, park or botanical garden. It has ample road front to Carretera 111 (the main route between San Sebastian and Lares on the way to San Juan), and lots of parking area. All utilities are available on site. Lots of native plant species abound, among them tropical fruit trees, flowering trees, and palms. Different birds species abound in this forest, making it a perfect spot for birdwatching. A main dirt road crosses the property, and many of its trails are suitable for horse riding and hiking. There are no neighbors on 3 sides! San Sebastian is located North of Las Marías, and it's just a 40 minute drive from the famous surfing beaches in Rincón and from Punta Borinquen Airport in Aguadilla. Jet Blue and Spirit Airlines have daily flights from this Airport to Ft Lauderdale, Orlando, and other cities in mainland USA. Please call or email us for details; our information is at the bottom of this page. Asking price: $160,000. Serious buyers only, please. 

Please note: The above mentioned 12-acre farm is located in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, half an hour away by car from our farm in Las Marías. It has no relation to Vivero Anones.  

LAS MARIAS is a small, mostly rural town on the western side of Puerto Rico, part of the coffee-producing mountain region. It's just half an hour away by car from some of the most beautiful beaches and hotels of the west. People are kind and friendly, and because population is not too big, this town is still a quiet place to live. It often rains here, so there's always lush vegetation wherever you go.  A few annual festivals are part of the local tradition, the most important of them being the "Festival de la China Dulce" that usually takes place during the month of March. There's typical "jíbaro" music, food and lots of local crafts. The water of Las Marías is considered one of the purest in Puerto Rico!

Vivero Anones Inc., PO Box 22, Las Marías, PR USA 00670
Phone: (787) 827-3121
Email: sherryballester@yahoo.com